Terms and Conditions

Please read the following Terms and Conditions. Upon arrival to the Copper River Lodge, all participants will be required to sign our Term and Conditions form in person.


Deposit, Cancellation & Refund policy

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required within 10 days of making a reservation to secure a fishing confirmation. Final payment is due 90days prior to departure; participants are responsible for total land costs and no refund will be made unless a replacement is found. There is no refund for any unused portion of the land package. Trip cancellation insurance will be offered to each registrant. Receipt of deposit and/or final payment is acknowledgment that registrant has read and accepts cancellation/refund and responsibility clauses.

Responsibility & Release of liability

Visiting the Copper River Lodge requires flying in DeHavilland Beaver airplanes or other small aircraft in wilderness country. Visiting Copper River Lodge also requires being transported in motorized water craft. Passengers must understand and accept the risks associated with such means of conveyance. Travel schedules in Alaska can change due to adverse weather, strikes, or other factors beyond our control. This can cause delay and even missed connections. Such delays could impose additional cost to you in hotels or in changing airline tickets for which we cannot be responsible.

Voluntary Participation

I acknowledge that I have voluntarily applied to participate in the Copper River Lodge. I am voluntarily participating in the Copper River Lodge with knowledge of the hazards involved. I am aware that the Copper River Lodge involves hazardous activities with risk of illness, injury or death which may be caused by forces of nature, the negligence of the Copper River Lodge, Sweetwater Travel Co., their affiliated agencies, their employees, or other agencies known or unknown. I am also aware that medical services or facilities may not be readily available or accessible during some or all of the time while I am participating in Copper River Lodge. In order to participate in Copper River Lodge, I am willing to accept the risks and uncertainty involved as being integral part of my experience at the Copper River Lodge. I hereb yaccept and assume full responsibility for any an all risks of illness, injury, or death and due to the negligence of the Copper River Lodge, Sweetwater Travel, their affiliated agencies, their employees, or other agencies known or unknown.

Release and Covenant Not To Sue

As consideration for being permitted by the Copper River Lodge to participate in the Copper River Lodge, I hereby agree that neither I, nor any of my heirs, personal or legal representatives, or family members will bring suit or make a claim for illness, injury or death resulting from the negligence of Copper River Lodge, Sweetwater Travel, Pat Vermillion, Dan Vermillion, Jeff Vermillion, their affiliated agencies, their employees, and the supplier of the facilities and equipment I will use during my participation in the Copper River Lodge. I hereby releaseand agree to hold harmless the Copper River Lodge, Sweetwater Travel, Pat Vermillion, Dan Vermillion, Jeff Vermillion, their affiliated agencies, their employees, and the supplier of the facilities and equipment I will use during my participation in the Copper River Lodge from and against any and all liability arising out of, or in any way connected with, my participation in the Copper River Lodge including any liability for negligence.

Controlling Law

Any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to this Agreement or the performance thereunder, including without limitation any claim related to the illness, injury or death, shall be governed by Alaskan law. Any lawsuit filed as a result of my participation in the Copper River Lodge shall be filed in Alaska.

Knowing and Voluntary Execution

I have carefully read this agreement and understand its contents. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between myself and the Copper River Lodge, Sweetwater Travel, Pat Vermillion, Dan Vermillion, Jeff Vermillion, their affiliated agencies, their employees, and the supplier of the facilities and equipment I will use during my participation in the Copper River Lodge.